Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 782 631 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.49% 12.81% 14.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.15% 58.26% 61.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 307 405
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +8.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £129
90th Percentile £488 £534 £495
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 105 132
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.79 £10.63
90th Percentile £29.68 £38.75 £27.36
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.01% +6.07% -3.85%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,300 1,083 1,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.74% 21.98% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 541 628
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £135 £130 £150
90th Percentile £588 £568 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 149 160
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £10.74
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.50 £40.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 271 £275 -15.38% 90
Essex +18 170 £380 +6.67% 37
Cambridgeshire -1 163 £350 - 105
Bedfordshire +5 78 £388 +17.42% 21
Suffolk +8 52 £353 +11.90% 12
Norfolk +20 45 £212 -17.17% 11
East Anglia - 3 - - 21
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 330 (42.20%) Active Directory
2 319 (40.79%) Microsoft
3 180 (23.02%) Windows Server
4 175 (22.38%) Windows 10
5 164 (20.97%) Windows 7
6 159 (20.33%) VMware
7 157 (20.08%) Microsoft Office
8 153 (19.57%) Linux
9 136 (17.39%) Office 365
10 118 (15.09%) PowerShell
11 100 (12.79%) ITIL
11 100 (12.79%) Migration
12 96 (12.28%) SQL
13 89 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 88 (11.25%) Citrix
15 86 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 84 (10.74%) Web Services
17 82 (10.49%) SCCM
18 78 (9.97%) SQL Server
19 77 (9.85%) Windows Server 2012
20 76 (9.72%) Security Cleared
20 76 (9.72%) DNS
21 72 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
22 70 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
23 69 (8.82%) Firewall
24 68 (8.70%) MS Exchange
24 68 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
25 64 (8.18%) Unix
25 64 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 62 (7.93%) Java

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 68 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 31 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 29 (3.71%) Skype for Business
3 29 (3.71%) WebLogic
4 24 (3.07%) IIS
5 23 (2.94%) Apache
5 23 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (2.43%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.66%) Confluence
8 7 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.51%) ThingWorx
11 3 (0.38%) JBoss
12 2 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 157 (20.08%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.64%) Windchill
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) CATIA
6 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.13%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.13%) assyst
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 136 (17.39%) Office 365
2 86 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (2.43%) OneDrive
5 16 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.90%) IaaS
7 7 (0.90%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.90%) SaaS
8 6 (0.77%) GitHub
9 5 (0.64%) iTunes
10 4 (0.51%) Akamai
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.26%) G Suite
11 2 (0.26%) PaaS
11 2 (0.26%) Serverless
12 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.13%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.72%) DNS
2 69 (8.82%) Firewall
3 55 (7.03%) DHCP
4 52 (6.65%) TCP/IP
5 39 (4.99%) SAN
6 37 (4.73%) VPN
7 33 (4.22%) Skype
8 31 (3.96%) Internet
8 31 (3.96%) LAN
9 26 (3.32%) WAN
10 21 (2.69%) Ethernet
10 21 (2.69%) NAS
10 21 (2.69%) Wireless
11 19 (2.43%) SSL
12 17 (2.17%) VoIP
13 14 (1.79%) VLAN
14 12 (1.53%) Network Security
15 10 (1.28%) NetScaler
15 10 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (1.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.56%) MySQL
3 17 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.41%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.28%) Ingres
7 10 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.02%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.77%) Big Data
10 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
13 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 44 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.99%) Visual Studio
3 34 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.45%) Eclipse
5 20 (2.56%) JIRA
6 19 (2.43%) NetBeans
7 16 (2.05%) Toad
8 15 (1.92%) NUnit
9 11 (1.41%) Maven
9 11 (1.41%) ReSharper
9 11 (1.41%) Selenium
9 11 (1.41%) SoapUI
10 8 (1.02%) JUnit
10 8 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.02%) Subversion
11 7 (0.90%) Ant
11 7 (0.90%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.90%) JMeter
11 7 (0.90%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 31 (3.96%) Finance
1 31 (3.96%) Retail
2 25 (3.20%) Law
3 20 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 20 (2.56%) Military
4 18 (2.30%) Aerospace
5 15 (1.92%) Legal
6 12 (1.53%) Marketing
7 11 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.77%) Billing
9 6 (0.77%) Publishing
10 5 (0.64%) Humanities
10 5 (0.64%) Social Science
11 3 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.26%) Back Office
12 2 (0.26%) Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (25.58%) Analyst
2 100 (12.79%) Desktop Support
3 87 (11.13%) Support Engineer
4 59 (7.54%) Service Analyst
4 59 (7.54%) Service Desk Analyst
5 58 (7.42%) Desktop Engineer
6 57 (7.29%) Support Analyst
7 55 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 47 (6.01%) 2nd Line Support
9 46 (5.88%) Developer
10 42 (5.37%) IT Support
11 41 (5.24%) Windows Engineer
12 40 (5.12%) Administrator
13 27 (3.45%) IT Analyst
13 27 (3.45%) IT Engineer
14 24 (3.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 24 (3.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 23 (2.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 23 (2.94%) Consultant
15 23 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (10.74%) Web Services
2 54 (6.91%) .NET
3 39 (4.99%) XML
4 28 (3.58%) REST
5 26 (3.32%) SOAP
6 21 (2.69%) Node.js
7 20 (2.56%) Qt
8 18 (2.30%) ASP.NET
9 17 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (2.17%) MFC
10 16 (2.05%) ActiveX
10 16 (2.05%) DirectX
10 16 (2.05%) LDAP
10 16 (2.05%) Middleware
10 16 (2.05%) OpenGL
11 15 (1.92%) HTML
12 14 (1.79%) CSS
12 14 (1.79%) WCF
13 11 (1.41%) Velocity
14 10 (1.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.71%) Clustering
4 21 (2.69%) Client/Server
5 18 (2.30%) Replication
6 15 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.53%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.41%) NHS
10 10 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 10 (1.28%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.28%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.15%) PKI
12 8 (1.02%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.02%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.02%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.02%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 180 (23.02%) Windows Server
2 175 (22.38%) Windows 10
3 164 (20.97%) Windows 7
4 153 (19.57%) Linux
5 77 (9.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (8.18%) Unix
8 53 (6.78%) Windows XP
9 40 (5.12%) Windows 8
10 39 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (2.81%) Apple iOS
12 22 (2.81%) Solaris
13 18 (2.30%) Mac OS
14 17 (2.17%) AIX
15 16 (2.05%) CentOS
16 13 (1.66%) Android
17 12 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
18 10 (1.28%) Windows Vista
19 5 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (12.79%) ITIL
1 100 (12.79%) Migration
2 72 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
3 68 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 56 (7.16%) Incident Management
6 45 (5.75%) Mathematics
7 36 (4.60%) Service Management
7 36 (4.60%) Software Engineering
8 33 (4.22%) Load Balancing
9 32 (4.09%) Configuration Management
9 32 (4.09%) High Availability
9 32 (4.09%) Validation
10 31 (3.96%) Problem Management
11 29 (3.71%) DevOps
12 27 (3.45%) Service Delivery
13 25 (3.20%) MVC
13 25 (3.20%) TDD
14 24 (3.07%) Change Management
14 24 (3.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (15.09%) PowerShell
2 96 (12.28%) SQL
3 62 (7.93%) Java
4 55 (7.03%) C#
5 48 (6.14%) JavaScript
6 26 (3.32%) Shell Script
7 25 (3.20%) C++
8 17 (2.17%) Python
9 16 (2.05%) GLSL
9 16 (2.05%) HLSL
10 15 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.41%) VBScript
12 9 (1.15%) C
12 9 (1.15%) Perl
13 8 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.64%) Ruby
15 4 (0.51%) VB
16 2 (0.26%) PHP
16 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 59 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.50%) Degree
4 38 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (3.07%) MCSE
6 23 (2.94%) ISEB
7 21 (2.69%) MCP
7 21 (2.69%) MCSA
8 20 (2.56%) ISTQB
9 19 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.15%) A+ Certification
12 7 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.51%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.22%) SLA
2 8 (1.02%) HL7
3 5 (0.64%) QA
4 3 (0.38%) GDPR
4 3 (0.38%) PMO
5 2 (0.26%) GMP
5 2 (0.26%) GxP
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 330 (42.20%) Active Directory
2 89 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.86%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.58%) XenApp
5 24 (3.07%) vSphere
6 23 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.56%) Docker
8 14 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.41%) Squid
10 9 (1.15%) Xen
11 7 (0.90%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.64%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.51%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.51%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.38%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 82 (10.49%) SCCM
2 25 (3.20%) Ansible
3 20 (2.56%) SCOM
4 17 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 17 (2.17%) WSUS
5 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 14 (1.79%) Terraform
6 13 (1.66%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.66%) Puppet
7 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.15%) OpenView
8 9 (1.15%) Opsview
8 9 (1.15%) OVSD
9 8 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.90%) vRealize
10 7 (0.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 6 (0.77%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 319 (40.79%) Microsoft
2 159 (20.33%) VMware
3 88 (11.25%) Citrix
4 58 (7.42%) Cisco
5 56 (7.16%) Oracle
6 39 (4.99%) HP
7 38 (4.86%) Apple
8 34 (4.35%) NetApp
9 26 (3.32%) Red Hat
10 25 (3.20%) Dell
11 23 (2.94%) webMethods
12 17 (2.17%) IBM
12 17 (2.17%) ServiceNow
13 16 (2.05%) Symantec
14 13 (1.66%) McAfee
15 12 (1.53%) SAP
15 12 (1.53%) Sophos
16 9 (1.15%) 3PAR
17 8 (1.02%) Google
17 8 (1.02%) Sony